M.S. - Master of Science in Information Technology
A graduate program designed for IT professionals interested in managing others and advancing up the technical ladder. A unique blend of technology and business courses that prepares one to manage information technology and maximize its functionality in the enterprise. Classes are taught by distinguished faculty from the McCormick School of Engineering, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Law School and the IT industry. This combination of academic and "real world" knowledge can be immediately applied.
Founded in 1996, the MSIT attracts IT professionals from around the world who come together at Northwestern University's Evanston campus to learn, network, and share information about IT and its critical role in today's business environment. The program blends IT and business principles, a diverse student body, academic professors and business executives, and convenient classes to give you just the right balance as you look to further your education and your career. The MSIT is a master's degree program with a balance that works in the IT world.
In today's business environment, the strongest companies gain their competitive edge by striking the perfect balance between their business needs and their IT capabilities. They need workers who understand how to find this balance. Our carefully crafted program blends information technology principles (70 percent of our curriculum) with core business classes (30 percent of our curriculum) to help you make the best IT decisions possible for your company.
Twelve course units are required for completion of the degree. The part-time Saturday only option is offered over two years, September to June each year. Saturday class days run from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The full-time option, which is completed in 10 months, requires students to take half of their course load via the EECS department's weekday offerings and half from the Saturday MSIT courses.
The MSIT uses a cohort model, where the matriculants in each admit year progress through the program as a group, taking the same classes together, and finishing together. Cohorts offer the ongoing fellowship of others who are experiencing the same academic and personal challenges and rewards.
The MSIT of Northwestern University is accredited by the North Central Association.
Minimum of two years full-time post-undergraduate IT work experience.
Any major accepted for the part-time program. As the full-time students take half of their courses via the EECS department, they must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science background (or necessary coursework prerequisites needed to be successful).
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
GRE and TOEFL are required from international applicants.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999